Selena Travel

Wildlife Safari on Horse tour


Tour grade: Easy

From: US$ 395

Style: Traveller

  • Amazing Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Mt. Baits, wetland birds, Ikh gun and Ayaga Lakes
  • Two days of Horseback trail riding, nomadic family home stay
  • Giant Genghis Monument!
  • Meet people and make friends! You will be part of a group of 4-8 people during the tour as it is a group departure.

Tour Overview

This short soft adventure trip is dedicated to the one, who are willing to ride Mongolian sturdy steeds and experience Mongolian nomadic lifestyle at the same time enjoying the viewing Mongolian wildlife including endangered Argali wild mountain sheep, White Cranes and White-Naped Cranes. 

This trip takes you to the amazing Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, a home to many endangered wildlife, a unique place for meeting real nomads and learning their wonderful lifestyle. Moreover, it is an ideal place for horse riding with its hilly steppes along the beautiful River Kherlen.


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Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Ulaanbaatar – Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve Via Genghis Monument
  • Day 2: Full day horse trail ride in Gun - Galuut
  • Day 3: Half Day Of Horse Riding – Ulaanbaatar
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Full Itinerary

Day 1:

Ulaanbaatar – Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve Via Genghis Monument

Meet Selena Travel, or pick you up from your accommodation and drive to a nomadic family for 130 km (about 2 hour drive) to the east, welcome lunch with the hosts, introduction to the nomadic lifestyle, orientation with the area, cook Noodle Soup for your dinner with the help of the nomads and overnight in separate gers. Nomadic Ger. L+D

Day 2:

Full day horse trail ride in Gun - Galuut

After breakfast, we ride a horse to the mountain Baits, where the Argali-wild sheep live with packed lunch. See the wild sheep and other wild animals including marmot, wolf, fox, corsac fox and many more. You may also see the wild sheep come to the river for water at night. Transfer to Steppe Nomads tourist ger camp. Dinner and overnight there.Ger camp B+L+D

Day 3:

Half Day Of Horse Riding – Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast ride to Lake Ayaga and Lake Ikh-Gun for 7km, bird watching, view birds - some of them are endangered rare birds including White Cranes, Whooper Swans, Black Storks and many species of ducks etc." then ride back to the tourist camp. Dinner and drive back to UB. B+L

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Included in the price

  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing and cultural show admissions according to the itinerary
  • Private transfers with car/minivan equipped with AC
  • National Park entrance fee
  • 1.5 day of horse riding in Gun-Galuut
  • Wrangler fee
  • Genghis monument elevator fee
  • Meals as listed & bottled water
Not included in the price
  • International Airfare/train ticket
  • Travel insurance.
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Optional activities such as camel riding, archery, fishing etc


  • Children under 3 years old are allowed to stay in their parents room for free (not including an extra bed).
  • Children aged 4 to 11 years old receive a 40% discount on accommodation per night, inclusive of bed and breakfast.
  • Children 12 and above will be charged as adults. 

Tour Background

Accommodation on Selena Travel tours 
Ulaanbaatar: Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia has many hotels ranging from basic 1* to high-end 5*. Some international hotel chains have opened such as Kempinski, Ramada, and Best Western to name a few. Some of Selena Travel Mongolia tours do not include hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar, where clients are advised to take care of their own accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. Please refer to your tour program (Included services and Exclusions section) for more details. 
Your Selena Travel advisor is happy to assist you with hotel booking on your request. Below you will find some suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar:  
  • Best Western Gobi Kelso ***
  • Springs hotel ***
  • Ramada hotel ****
  • Kempinski Khan Palace ****
  • Best Western Premier *****

Outside Ulaanbaatar: Please take in mind that traveling in the countryside of Mongolia is often tough, a trip is conducted in remote areas where there’s no hotel and paved roads exist.

Outside of Ulaanbaatar, tourist Ger camps are the best accommodation for travelers. A Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling made of felt layers and wooden construction, and the Mongols have lived in Gers since the time immemorial. Tourist Ger camps offer comfortable Gers with 1-4 beds with good bedding, and also have western style showers and WCs (mostly shared). A few Ger camps offer en-suite Gers at additional charge (please ask your Selena Travel advisor for this). Due to remoteness some tourist Ger camps may not excel in service, so travelers may not always expect high pressure showers, bubble baths or gourmet food etc. 
Food on Selena Travel tours 
During your tour in Mongolia you will be eating in good restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, we have a great variety in restaurants in the capital city. Once you are outside the capital, Ger restaurants in Ger camps and local cafes in the small towns and villages will be the places where you will be eating. Ger restaurants often have set menu, but their food is usually very good (Ger camps provide mostly continental breakfast, lunches consist of salad, soup, main course and dessert, whilst, dinners are usually salad, main course and dessert).
During your longer driving days you will take packed lunch from Ger camps (often vegetable salad, main course such as fried chicken/noodles/dumplings and a chocolate bar etc). Vegetarians are well taken care of both in Ulaanbaatar restaurants and tourist Ger camps.
Luggage allowance on Selena Travel tours 
When you travelling overland in a vehicle (minivan & jeep), it would be suitable if you have 20kg luggage per person (max). However, please kindly note that domestic flight luggage allowance per person is 15 kg (10 kg for the check in luggage and 5 for the carry on luggage). For 1kg extra luggage you pay US$2 - 5. 



Gun Galuut Nature Reserve: Gun-Galuut is a breathtaking nature reserve, which is home for some endangered wildlife species including wild mountain sheep Argali, White crane, White naped crane, Whooper swan, Black stork, Blue Heron, White Crane. 

Gun-Galuut NR, a great protected paradise - a marvelous combination of pristine waterfronts situated amongst steppe mountains with unique wildlife, beautiful native flowers and lovely lakes with rare waterbirds. The Nature Reserve has the most advantageous location of being the gate to the biggest tourist attractions in the amazing eastern Mongolia such as Hodoo Aral, Avarga Toson, Herlen Bayan Ulaan Uul, Deluun Boldog, Gurvan Nuur, Oglogchiin Herem, Rashaant Had, Baldan Breybung Monastery, Lakes Yakhi and Toli, Lake Khokh, Altan Ovoo, Shiliin Bogd and so on.

Useful information for Horseback riding in Mongolia: Mongolia horseback riding is wonderful, words are not enough to explain this fantastic adventure of horseback trek, horseback ride and horseback trekking in Mongolia. The country is rich in excellent Mongolia horseback trails and people go for horseback riding treks a lot in Mongolia. Take part in our fantastic Mongolia horseback tours and trips. 

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Tour Reviews

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Sending you some of our nicer pictures. Some are chosen for their beautiful scenery while the rest are just us happily playing and goofing around. There are a couple of shots of us doing some Mongolian wrestling, as suggested by Oyuna since we missed out on the mini-Naadam festival. She said since we missed it, we might as well organise our own festival by playing some Mongolian games. Haha... We had so much fun playing those games!!! :)OK, I hope you like the pictures we send you. Best regards to everyone at Selena Travel and thank you once again for all your assistance.

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